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Content by Martha DeGrasse
Martha DeGrasse
Member Since: September 24, 2019
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How one stranded Oregon community built its own wireless Internet network
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1/26/2021  |  Post a comment
The DIY wireless Internet service is giving some residents the fastest connections they've ever had.
IoT sensors and software help move COVID-19 vaccines
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12/31/2020  |  Post a comment
Telematics and cloud-based analytics can give shippers and pharmaceutical companies vital information.
Dell prioritizes 5G future
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10/30/2020  |  Post a comment
The transition of carrier networks to standard hardware is opening doors for Dell, but the company is making it clear from the outset that it will be much more than a hardware vendor.
No news is good news: CBRS players report no interference
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10/28/2020  |  Post a comment
New spectrum-sharing technology in the 3.5GHz CBRS spectrum band doesn't appear to have caused any interference.
Investors validate Celona's private wireless ambitions with $30M in funding
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10/26/2020  |  Post a comment
Startup believes CBRS is set to make private wireless much more accessible to enterprise customers.
FreedomFi wants private wireless to be as easy as launching a website
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10/23/2020  |  Post a comment
Enterprises with coding capabilities are starting to create open source LTE networks with help from a startup called FreedomFi.
ExxonMobil heads to the edge with Intel
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10/7/2020  |  Post a comment
ExxonMobil wants to open up its supply chain, and edge compute solutions are key to the strategy.
Approaching the edge: IBM is ready for the 5G factory
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9/8/2020  |  Post a comment
5G and edge computing are expected to meet on the factory floor, and IBM will be there waiting.
5G could transform network operators into IT companies
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9/2/2020  |  Post a comment
Executives from Swisscom, Vodafone and other telecom companies are looking to match their 5G offerings with customer demands.
5G World Panel: Partnerships key to private networks viability
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9/2/2020  |  Post a comment
Private networks involve many moving parts, so operators are looking for teammates as they tackle the market.
Verizon, ViacomCBS execs cheer 5G options
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9/1/2020  |  Post a comment
It's showtime for 5G as next-generation networks start to enable more immersive media experiences. Network and media executives alike are hoping consumers will flock to the new services.
Oracle's telco strategy: 5G wins, RAN partnerships
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8/27/2020  |  Post a comment
Oracle says carrier customers are licensing its 5G network functions. In the near term, the company looks similar to other vendors but its longer-term story is unique.
HPE positions itself as 5G arms dealer
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8/24/2020  |  Post a comment
HPE said it now counts two unnamed 5G customers, and that it is also helping one of the hyperscale cloud companies build a private 5G offer.
CBRS auction creates challenges, opportunities for utility companies
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7/1/2020  |  Post a comment
Some utility companies may need to update their existing WiMax networks due to the CBRS auction. But they might also bid for CBRS spectrum licenses for private wireless LTE networks.
Microsoft locks down more IoT security with latest acquisition
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6/29/2020  |  Post a comment
The software giant is focusing on smart manufacturing.
CBRS private networks are attracting investor attention
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6/16/2020  |  Post a comment
Private equity investors are looking at CBRS networks as a recurring revenue opportunity. Here's how one firm sizes up the costs to hypothetically blanket a stadium in high-bandwidth connectivity.
How Attabotics and Microsoft use private LTE to monitor robots
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5/29/2020  |  Post a comment
A Canadian startup that thinks it can someday do supply chain logistics better than Amazon has partnered with Microsoft for a private LTE network with edge compute for IoT applications.
Healthcare giant Kaiser Permanente considering private wireless LTE network
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5/27/2020  |  Post a comment
Kaiser Permanente wants to trial a private wireless LTE network working in 3.5GHz CBRS spectrum for patient monitoring and critical communications.
Packet staffing up network edge as part of Equinix
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5/27/2020  |  Post a comment
Bare metal automation specialist Packet, now part of Equinix, says software talent will add value to the network edge.
Gogo guards 5G plan despite downturn
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5/14/2020  |  Post a comment
COVID-19 sent Gogo's business into a tailspin, but the company still plans to build its planned 5G network – for the moment at least.
Vendors tout CBRS network for COVID-19 treatments
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4/30/2020  |  Post a comment
RF Connect, CommScope, Accu-Tech and Druid Software are gaining valuable CBRS experience while helping frontline workers save lives.
NextWave's Allen Salmasi returns with edge computing startup Veea
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4/29/2020  |  Post a comment
One of the pioneers of the wireless industry has turned his attention to the network edge, with the goal of combining connectivity and compute capability in a single box.
Rust Belt ISP touts gigabit speeds with 5G fixed wireless
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4/27/2020  |  Post a comment
The FCC wants rural Americans to have access to both gigabit Internet and 5G. One ISP in America's heartland believes fixed wireless can deliver both.
Finnish factory trials Nokia's private network technology
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4/20/2020  |  Post a comment
Private networks are a promising business model for OEMs and service providers, but as this deployment illustrates, integrators will also get a large slice of the private network pie.
EXFO hit by both COVID-19 virus and computer virus
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4/10/2020  |  1 comment
Test and measurement company EXFO said that its most recent quarter was affected by both the coronavirus and a computer virus.
Researchers say smartphone location tracking can fight COVID-19
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4/3/2020  |  Post a comment
Asian countries have used smartphone apps to help stop the spread. Can the US and Europe do the same?
AlefEdge to use Microsoft Azure for real-time advertising with edge computing
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3/31/2020  |  Post a comment
Microsoft is leveraging its new Azure Edge Zones with edge computing startup AlefEdge for real-time advertising services.
HPE to launch open source software for 5G core and edge infrastructure
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3/31/2020  |  Post a comment
HPE announced a new partnership effort called the Open Distributed Infrastructure Management Initiative that the company hopes will help it break into the 5G core and edge space.
$30B in new federal education funding could help US wireless industry
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3/26/2020  |  Post a comment
The $2 trillion coronavirus economic stimulus package could funnel money to AT&T, Verizon and other mobile operators as schools work to connect students with Wi-Fi routers and mobile hotspots.
New Yorkers fret about getting left out of FCC's rural broadband funding
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3/12/2020  |  4 comments
The FCC plans to allocate up to $20.4 billion for rural broadband networks. However, New York is the only continental US state excluded from the initial portion of the program.
Optical equipment makers quantify COVID-19 impact
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3/11/2020  |  Post a comment
Neophotonics, Lumentum and Applied Optoelectronics are among the equipment suppliers that have discussed the effects of the spread of the coronavirus.
COMSovereign buys VNC for LTE equipment play
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3/2/2020  |  1 comment
COMSovereign's CEO said VNC will help the company become one of the only US-based providers of 'connectivity solutions that span the entire data transmission spectrum.'
Startups and smaller companies chart paths around MWC cancellation
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2/26/2020  |  Post a comment
Companies like Parallel Wireless, Allot and Lynk are working to fill in the hole left by the cancellation of the MWC trade show in Barcelona, Spain.
The role of wireless tech in fighting the new coronavirus
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2/20/2020  |  1 comment
As the most recent coronavirus spreads, wireless technology is playing a role in efforts to fight the illness.
Nokia buys Elenion to target new markets with optical tech
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2/19/2020  |  1 comment
Nokia is buying Elenion Technologies in a move to leverage silicon photonics technology into new markets.
Nokia, Bharti Airtel expand partnership to offer private LTE, 5G
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2/18/2020  |  Post a comment
Nokia and India's Bharti Airtel are teaming up to sell LTE and 5G-based private wireless networks to enterprise customers in the country.
ExteNet adds speed, automation to optical network
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2/11/2020  |  Post a comment
ExteNet teams with LightRiver for faster metro core network, in part for 5G.
Parallel Wireless extends partnership with Robin.io to automate next gen networks
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2/10/2020  |  1 comment
Parallel Wireless and Robin.io are expanding their existing partnership to help operators automate network functions.
T-Mobile's TVision called out for questionable advertising after Charter complaint
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2/7/2020  |  1 comment
Cable giant Charter filed a complaint with the National Advertising Division (NAD) over T-Mobile's advertisements for its TVision, which the mobile operator claims is better than cable TV.
Life on the edge: AT&T customers explore use cases for edge computing
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2/5/2020  |  1 comment
A top AT&T exec dives into exactly how the operator is selling edge computing to enterprises, and what it means by premises-based and network edge compute.
Inside Samsung's 5G Factory for AT&T
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1/30/2020  |  Post a comment
Top Samsung and AT&T executives lay out the details of their efforts to showcase 5G technology in a factory setting.
New SIM Swap Hacks Highlight Carriers' Wobbly Security
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1/13/2020  |  Post a comment
A new study highlights just how easy it is for hackers to gain access into consumers' wireless accounts. It's called 'SIM swapping,' and it's a potentially dire security issue for the wireless industry.
2019: The Year US Carriers Waged a 5G Advertising War
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12/30/2019  |  1 comment
Although 5G deployments during 2019 were relatively uninspiring, operators in the US spared no expense when it came to advertising their 5G efforts.
Don't Hold Your Breath for Laptops With 5G
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12/27/2019  |  4 comments
Qualcomm and Intel are positioning themselves to help sell laptops that sport built-in 5G connections. However, there doesn't seem to be much demand for such devices, at least not yet.
Ericsson Makes Bold Growth Predictions for 5G, Cellular IoT
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11/25/2019  |  Post a comment
In its latest Mobility Report, Ericsson predicts 5G will account for 2.6 billion subscriptions and generate 45% of the world's total mobile data traffic by 2025.
Changing the Game: Edge Computing Slashes Latency in 'Far Cry 5' Test
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11/19/2019  |  Post a comment
A new test from edge computing startup Edgegap helps highlight the potential of the technology to dramatically improve the multi-billion dollar video game space.
Verizon's Indoor 5G Goes the Distance in NFL Stadium Test
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11/15/2019  |  Post a comment
A new test of Verizon's 5G network in U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis showed plenty of horsepower, but more importantly it also showed impressive coverage.
5G Industrial Automation Isn't Right Around the Corner
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11/14/2019  |  Post a comment
With manufacturers like Audi and Bosch testing 5G in an industrial setting, the 5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation (5G-ACIA) is hoping to supercharge the space. But some are cautioning patience.
Aurora Insight Nets $18M in VC Funding for Spectrum Mapping Tool
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10/25/2019  |  Post a comment
Startup Aurora Insight said it raised $18 million in a Series A round of funding from the likes of Alsop Louie Partners, True Ventures, Tippet Venture Partners, Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, Promus Ventures, Alumni Ventures Group, ValueStream Ventures and Intellectus Partners.
CBRS Vendors Finance Private LTE Networks to Prove Use Cases
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10/17/2019  |  Post a comment
Two 3.5GHz CBRS equipment vendors, Connectivity Wireless and JMA Wireless, installed a private LTE network in the Angel Stadium ballpark in Anaheim, Calif., with the goal of showing how it might improve operations at the venue.
Startup Celona Targets Private LTE & 5G for Enterprise
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10/15/2019  |  1 comment
Celona, a startup stemming from CommScope's purchase of Ruckus, is targeting the market for enterprises building their own private 5G and LTE wireless networks, eschewing WiFi.
Forward Networks Raises $35M to Help Operators Check On Enterprise Networks
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10/8/2019  |  2 comments
Startup is hoping to sell telcos new technology to peek into the operations of enterprise networks.
Trump Praises Finland's Nokia While Touting US 5G Leadership
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10/3/2019  |  Post a comment
President Trump called out Nokia and its US operations during a press event with Finland's president. The CWA union wasted no time in calling out the situation.
Alaska's Rakuten Preps for 4G Launch
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10/1/2019  |  Post a comment
Japan's Rakuten isn't the only operator in the world building a new, greenfield wireless network with an open, software-powered architecture: OptimERA is working to do the same in a tiny part of Alaska.
WiFi 6 Is Here. Should Mobile Operators Worry?
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9/26/2019  |  5 comments
A new, more powerful version of the WiFi standard is now available. How might this new technology impact mobile network operators heading toward a 5G future?


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